Silicon Prairie News

October 2, 2013 by Megan Bannister

San Francisco We may be a little late to the party, but our friends at Pack—a social media platform exclusively for dog lovers—recently announced the site was leaving private beta, becoming available to dogs and their humans everywhere ... read more

6107_3528a0a153_small October 2, 2013 by Jeff Slobotski

San Francisco Next Monday, Dusty Davidson, Caleb Ulffers and I will be traveling to San Francisco—from Oct. 7 to 9—then heading to Los Angeles—Oct. 9 to 11—for meetings with entrepreneurs and investors in the area. Although Silicon Prairie News is based in the Midwest, we believe it's important to continue conversations and develop new relationships in other regions where startups take root and innovation takes place ... read more

September 30, 2013 by Fred Bauters

Kansas City Four more startups have come to play: Digital Sandbox KC last week announced that four more early-stage companies have received proof-of-concept funding. Briefcase, FanAddict, Innovative Health Media and Mi Zócalo join 15 other companies ... read more

September 25, 2013 by Megan Bannister

Des Moines Nathan Wright, founder of Des Moines social media consulting firm Lava Row, announced today on his personal blog that he'll be "hanging up the consulting hat" to step into Hy-Vee's new digital marketing and innovation position. "... read more

September 24, 2013 by Megan Bannister

Kansas City Members of the Kansas City startup scene will soon have another regular meet-up to brew their ideas. 1 Billion Bits—a new speaker and event series created by KC Digital Drive—was created to help foster conversations between developers and the technical community about ... read more

September 20, 2013 by Megan Bannister

Kansas City On Tuesday evening Rachael Qualls, founder and CEO of Kansas City's Angel Capital Group, stepped down in order to focus her attention fully on Venture360. A spinoff of Angel Capital Group, Venture360 is a portfolio tracking system for ... read more

September 18, 2013 by Fred Bauters

Kansas City A new Google development is coming to Kansas City. In addition to the growing fiber network in town, a local Google Developer Group—one of 385 worldwide—will launch with an event at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, ... read more

September 18, 2013 by Megan Bannister

On Tuesday Dwolla's founder and CEO Ben Milne appeared as a guest on the bi-weekly podcast This Week in Startups. Milne discussed everything from getting angry about credit card fees and splitting time among the startup's offices ... read more

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Through August 22, help us decide the winners of our inaugural Silicon Prairie Awards, which will recognize 12 companies and individuals. You can vote once per day per category.
Winners will be announced live on stage at
our August 30 event.